Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Another Prototype


It doesn't look like much, does it?


Does this help?

I've been wanting to try my hand at a cup sleeve/cozy/thingy for a while now, but I don't drink coffee. I didn't know what size to make it. So when visitors came bearing what they thought was garbage, I jumped with glee, washed it, and put it in the cupboard for safekeeping. I'm sure they thought I was a nutjob. Oh well.

That was a few weeks ago, but I finally made one. I discovered that it fits both sizes (don't ask me what they are, I would call them medium and large) and it fits my drinking glasses too.

It is alpaca/wool needlefelted to a foundation fabric, then fused to another piece of fabric. This should protect well from both hot and cold.

5 comments:

Cinnamin said...

Nice - And pretty too! Bonus!

I couldn't help thinking that one of these would make a nice belt or maybe a neck wrap for Judy. :)

Cindy said...

How pretty and utilitarian. Clever girl.

rilera said...

Very cool! I like the colors too.

cornbread hell said...

ramp it up!
call starbucks headquarters asap. cup sleeve/cozy/thingy = a million bucks.

(they love home grown, their customers love to buy stuff...and even if they are downsizing, they still have THOUSANDS of stores.)

ps - when it takes off can i have a job? i kinda know how to felt...

MJ said...

Now THAT's something a girl in CA can use! Well, except that I bring my own cup to the coffee shop...

Brilliant idea - and beautiful.